We couldn’t be happier with the response to our production of Gerard Humphreys’ NORAH both here on our own stage and on our island-wide tour.
Norah is representative of many women who fought for family through the hunger strikes, and the play is truly a celebration of their contribution.
“faultless performance from Juliette Crosbie… and excellent support throughout, particularly from Ian Meehan as the priest and Barbara Dempsey as the… civil servant”
“Remarkable, nuanced and thought-provoking”
“Humphreys does a superb job of conjuring up the horror and the tragedy”
“Anthony Fox giving of his considerable best in direction”
“effectively lit by Cathy O’Carroll”
– THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT
“The title character is…played with impressive conviction by Juliette Crosbie”
“Passionate…timely reminder of the Troubles”
– THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
“Crosbie embodies the fire and integrity of Anigone, as she beautifully brings to life the spirit and the suffering of the women of the Troubles”
“Humphreys’ script is modelled on Sophocles’ Antigone, and director Anthony Fox capitalizes on the dynamics of Greek tragedy. In Norah the Classical tradition is married seamlessly with the narrative of the Troubles”
“The stripped back scenic design, minimal lighting and sound design puts family intimacy under a microscopic lens”
“Norah is successful in striking a theatrical balance between the mythical and the real”
Photos by Al Craig
L – Hannah Carnegie as Jackie.
R– Juliette Crosbie as Norah & Ethan Dillon as Sean.
L – Brendan Quinn as Proinsias.
R – Ian Meehan as Fr. Bennis.
L & R – Juliette Crosbie as Norah
L – Ethan Dillon as Sean.
R – Ethan Dillon as Trevor.
L – Juliette Crosbie as Norah & Hannah Carnegie as Jackie.
R – Brendan Quinn as Proinsias & Juliette Crosbie as Norah.
L – Juliette Crosbie as Norah.
R – Brendan Quinn as Proinsias, Juliette Crosbie as Norah, & Ethan Dillon as Sean.
L & R – Juliette Crosbie as Norah & Ethan Dillon as Sean.
L – Barbara Dempsey as Vera Pomfrey.
R – Juliette Crosbie as Norah.
April 25th – Friarsgate Theatre, Kilmallock
April 26th – The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
April 27th& 28th – The Lyric, Belfast
May 2nd – Watergate, Kilkenny
May 3rd – Pavilion, Du Laoghaire
May 4th – Riverbank, Newbridge
SUPPORTED BY UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE
& THE PAVILION THEATRE